A nurse on the pediatric ward had a practice that, before listening to the chest of a little one, she would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response equal to that of a 4-year old named David.

Gently she tucked the stethoscope into David’s ears and placed the disk over his heart. “Listen,” she said. “What do you suppose that is?”

He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap, tap, tapping deep in his chest. Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin and he asked, “Is that Jesus knocking?” (from Cybersalt Digest)

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